'''Henry Shaler Williams''' (March 6, 1847-July 31, 1918) was an American geologist.
He was the son of State Senator Josiah B. Williams
(1810–1883). He graduated from Yale College
and studied with Louis Agassiz
at Cornell University
In 1871, he taught for a year at Transylvania University
and then worked in business with his father in Ithaca, New York
until joining the Cornell University faculty in 1879. From 1892 to 1904 he was Professor of Geology at Yale University
and Professor of Geology at Cornell University from 1904 until 1912 when he was named Emeritus Professor.
[New York Times. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30A12FF3C5D147A93C3A91783D85F4C8185F9 Obituary] 1918-08-01.]
He was a leader in and early member of Sigma Xi
honorary society, 1886, and The Geological Society of America
, 1888. He was particularly influential in the development of Sigma Xi, serving as a mentor...